Employer: University of Illinois Chicago
Job Title: Grad Assistant – Council on Teacher Education
Additional Information: https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3713?c=uic
The Council on Teacher Education (CTE) prepares students to become licensed professional educators, educational leaders and school support personnel. The CTE is seeking a qualified graduate student to provide support to the Interim Director and unit staff.
Duties & Responsibilities
Duties for this position include but are not limited to the following range of responsibilities:
Serve as a student ambassador for the Council on Teacher Education.
Respond to emails and phone calls from prospective applicants and current students with questions regarding candidacy, student teaching and licensure.
Assist with office coverage and perform basic customer service responsibilities in this capacity.
Perform basic office duties including but not limited to updating and scanning documents, and maintaining digital files and records.
Assist with query development and report writing.
Prepare agenda and other documentation, attend meetings, record and maintain minutes for meetings (including but not limited to monthly program coordinator and staff meetings).
Assist with the planning and facilitation of the bi-annual student teaching orientation.
Maintain active list of placement contracts with area school districts.
Assist in development of content for CTE's social media pages.
Collect and enter data in database.
Enter and track completed evaluations.
Facilitate and plan workshops and events.
All candidates must:
- Be current UIC Graduate Student with an expected graduation date of Spring 2024 or later.
- Be available to work 15-20 hours per week (no tuition waiver available at this time), mostly between the hours of 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
- Ability to work remotely with access to internet service.
- Have and maintain a positive attitude and be willing to contribute to overall goals and initiatives of CTE.
- Possess strong written and oral communication skills, good organizational skills, experience with editing and proofreading, strong computer skills (Microsoft 365, FileMaker, Banner, Qualtrics, and Jotform).
- Have an aptitude for learning the Illinois State licensure requirements for student teacher candidates and teacher candidates.
The ideal candidate will:
- Be detailed oriented and able to pull and analyze data.
- Express an enthusiasm for reaching out to and working with students, alumni, faculty and staff.
- Be creative and self-motivated.
- Have proven track record of optimal customer service and professionalism.
- Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Possess strong problem-solving skills, which include research skills and teamwork.
- Ability to work independently and proactively.
Please note this is a spring term hire with the possibility of extending into the Summer and Fall, pending funding availability and performance. Summer and Fall assistantship may be eligible for a tuition waiver, contingent on hire date, enrollment requirements, etc.
If you are interested in the position, please provide a resume and cover letter specifying your suitability for the position. Questions can be directed to Dr. Sierra Ryan, Interim Director of CTE, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.